A sunny bayside suburb, Port Melbourne delivers sleek modern architecture next to restored workers' cottages and grand hotels and pubs. Find a Port Melbourne hotel and enjoy your stay in one of Melbourne's
The palm-lined path that follows the foreshore is one of the trendiest areas of town. As you pound the pavement, don't forget to look up at the architectural wonders that people call houses, as well as towering apartment blocks offering uninterrupted views over Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy a hot latte in one of the chic Beach Street cafes, or put on your Sunday best and spend an afternoon sipping cocktails in style.
Bay Street is the premier destination for shopping. With no end to the swanky boutiques and high end fashion you can easily spend half a day browsing the different collections. The MARS Art Space is a nice detour once you have had your fill of window shopping. Spend an hour or two here and see why its reputation as one of Melbourne's most diverse and exciting art spaces is well deserved. Finish your day with a lovingly made craft or premium beer at The Graham, The Local or the Railway Club Hotel, and take your choice of any of the restaurants along the water for dinner.
The Spirit of Tasmania ferry calls at 3 Station Pier, another great spot to sit and people watch on the waterfront. Kids love the beach just across the road. Wide plains of sand and shallow water set the scene for a relaxing and fun afternoon in the water. It's almost a tradition to watch the sunset while you eat hot fish and chips, soak in the atmosphere and take the kids back to your hotel when they are utterly exhausted.
Port Melbourne is a fantastic holiday destination, whether you are a solo traveller or are bringing the kids along. Packed with great food, shopping and culture, all that's left is to book your Port Melbourne accommodation to start your adventure!
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